Astra 1F

Luxembourg


International Sat. n:

Luxembourg satellite n: 6


Launch data:

Designation 23842 / 96021A
Launch date 08 Apr 1996 - 23:09:01 UT
Launch siteBaikonur, LC81/23
Launch vehicleProton-K/DM-3 (390-01 #241)
MissionCommercial: Direct TV
Geostationary orbit:
Perigee / Apogee 35778 x 35797 km
Eccentricity 2.25E-04
Inclination 0.03 deg
Period 1436.15 min


Spacecraft data:

Prime contractor  Hughes
Platform  HS-601
Operator SES Astra
Mass at launch 3010 kg
Mass in orbit 1900 kg
Dry Mass 1800 kg
Dimension stowed: 2.7 x 3.2 x 4.3 m
Solar array 26 m span
Stabilization 3-axis
DC power BOL: 4700 W
Design lifetime 15 years
Beacon 11.20100 vertical
10.94650 horizontal

Location:

DatePositionRemarks
  19.2°E 
 Apr 2009  19.22° E 
  during11-26 Jan 2010  from 57°E to 51°E relocated


Ku-band (12.1-12.5 GHz):

Main transponders 20 or 22?
Backup transponders 8
Power 82 W
Bandwidth 33 MHz
Coverage Europe
EIRP max 52 dBW
Polarization linear H/V
Frequencies downlink:band E
uplink: 17.7-18.1 GHz

Direct tv broadcast to Europe; 16 Ku-band transponders; Europe.

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